OPEN KITCHEN THEATRE
“A wild theatrical feast, Open Theatre Kitchen is part comedy, part creation myth, part tragedy, part cooking show. It is the story of two chefs who live alone in a kitchen in a desert. Desperate to combat their loneliness, they cook up the recipe of recipes, the flavour of all flavours … which takes the form of a son.”
The Zuppa Circus Open Theatre Kitchen is a story about going and returning, the creation and the flavour of the world. It was the sixth and final Summer Theatre Extravaganva and played in parks all over Halifax. Since the intitial outdoor run it has travelled to indoor theatres in Canada and the United States under the title It All Looks Different in the Dark.
Written by Robert Plowman and the Company
Direction and Lighting Design by Alex McLean
Dramaturgy and Devising Collaboration: Bruce Barton
Performed by Keirsten Tough, Susan Leblanc-Crawford, and Ben Stone
Musical Score by David Christensen
Costume Design by Leesa Hamilton
Set Design by Corey Mullins
Additional Set Construction by Howard Beye
Performed multiple locations: Halifax, Toronto
Sample of My Publication on Open Kitchen Theatre: “Dancing with Spirits: Zuppa Circus’s Open Theatre Kitchen.”Canadian Theatre Review 128 (Fall 2006): 20–5.